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Saturday, October 31, 2009

TOMORROW in London: Back II Life with Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) 

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul, The Doctor's Orders & Trippin Records present

4pm till you stop dancing every Sunday
Launch Party Sunday 1st November 2009

@ The Den & Centro (Formerly The End)
18 West Central Street, London WC1A 1JJ

Free B4 8pm, £7 after (£4 members)
(First 100 people on each night in November get free membership)

with residents
Jazzie B
Spin Doctor
& Dominic Versell

with November guests:

1st: Ben Johnson & & Jephte Guillaume
8th: Quentin Harris
15th: Phil Asher
22nd: Marc Mac
29th: Residents

and future guests including…

Norman Jay, Sarah Love, Mr Thing, Alex Nut,
Aitch B, Jazzi Q, Andrew Small, Andy Bird
& more tbc

Funki Dreds was the movement back in the day! Watch and Learn!

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Video: Rob Murat - Walk With Me Vol. 2 with Amanda Diva 



See vol. 1 HERE.


Online:

Rob Murat

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Video: "Stretch Armstrong Gots a Story to Tell...." 



"Walking back from a shooting in Harlem, we bumped into Stretch Armstrong, right in front of WCKR - that's the station where he started, in 1990, what would later become the "Stretch and Bobbito Show", which many consider the best show ever. The guy NORE used to call "the albino ostrich" recalls a number of great moments and a greater number of (then) unsigned rappers who blazed the show - cats like Jay-Z, Eminem, Big Pun, ODB, Big L, Biggie, and also a 16 y.o kid in shorts named Nasir...."

Shout to Stretch & Bob - the "Stretch & Bobbito show" is the greatest college hip hop radio show of all time. Its been often imitated but never duplicated or topped - believe me when I say that show moved the culture and single-handedly broke records. Before Flex blasted off on records, Stretch was playing them on his show first.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

RIP Jam Master Jay (Jan 21, 1965 – Oct 30, 2002) 

Jam Master Jay

RIP to one of the greatest DJ's of all time. Solve his murder already!

LL Cool J Remembers JMJ. [RapRadar]

RIP Jam Master Jay. [Pleasedontstare.com <--- they're back!]

Aquq Boogie remembers Jam Master Jay. [Slang Rap Demo]

The Unauthorized Biography of Run-DMC! [CityonmyBack.com]

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Music Video: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - “Empire State Of Mind” 



OK, I just watched this finally (after listening to 50's new album which is kinda fiya BTW!) and folks are right: its great. A total love letter to his home town that makes me miss the place I called home for over 15 years! However, I have to say this: can he get off Ye's nuts for 5 seconds?! I thought I disucssed this already. S'all good though - still a great video anyway. And I love the final frame ('© 2009 Shawn Carter') - now that's ballin'!

[via RapRadar / UHTN]

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Music video: Camp Lo feat. Styles P - "On Smash/89 of Crime" 



Contrary to what Eskay asserts, I never saw this before in my life. Track and video are both FIYA though! Also directed by Court Dunn. Dude's on a bit of a roll right now! Click HERE for more details.

[via NahRight]

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1976 News Footage of the Devils Rebels Street Gang In Brooklyn 



[via Grandgood]

Related:

Classic NY Gang Documentary, Flyin' Cut Sleeves Finally Released on DVD.


Online:

Classic NY Street Gangs

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Video: Black Thought x Black Dante (Mos Def) - "75 Bars" 



Do I really need to say anything to make you click play on this. You do know who these two cats are, right? You did see this right?

[via 2dopeboyz]

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New music: Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Express mixtape 

Chiddy Bang,mixtapes

Dunno about their name but Chiddy Bang is a new group by my people who were behind Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy, Tyga and The Pack so I'm supporting. Its also cosigned by OnSmash & Crooks & Castles so I think that tells you where this is coming from aesthetic-wise. Here's the official plug for their first promo mixtape:

"The Swelly Express is the true story of two college kids (Chidera Anamege and Xaphoon Jones) from Philly who rocked some parties at Drexel and quickly gained the attention of "the industry". The music and lyrics were inspired by many boring trips on the Chinatown bus (they have wifi now! <-- ed note: TRUE!) on the way to meet "big wigs" in NYC. After a bunch of nice dinners and some free drinks for these 2 underage kids, Chiddy Bang decided to make a mixtape. Enjoy!"

Download the Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Express mixtape HERE. [limelinx via Anthony]

Click HERE for the back cover art with track listing and more info.


Online:

Chiddy Bang
- twitter | myspace

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Clinton Sparks & DJ Benzi pres. Mike Posner - One Foot Out The Door mixtape 

Mike Posner,mixtapes

Here's the plug:

"On his much anticipated sophomore mixtape, One Foot Out The Door, singer/songwriter/producer Mike Posner has developed his signature sound into a movement that has gotten him signed to J Records, on stages opening for the likes of Akon and on the pages of The New York Times, The New York Post and XXL Magazine. And he’s still a senior at Duke University! On his latest effort Mike deftly crafts a rich soundscape of hard hitting instrumentals coupled with clever songwriting indicative of someone twice his age. While his first mixtape posited it was only A Matter of Time until his buzz took off, on this offering, he makes it clear he has One Foot Out The Door into the stratosphere. Featuring guest appearances from Kid Cudi, Bun B, Big Sean, GLC, 3Oh!3, Freddie Gibbs and XV."


Track listing:


1. One Foot Out the Door
2. I Don’t Trust Myself
3. Traveling Man (Snippet)
4. You Don’t Have to Leave
5. Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix)
6. Don’t Trust Me (Benny Blanco/DJ Benzi Remix) ft. 3OH!3 and Kid CuDi
7. Kiss Me Thru the Phone ft. Saigon
8. Red Button
9. Bring Me Down ft. Big Sean & Freddie Gibbs
10. Mirror’s Edge Benzi Remix ft. Bun B, GLC, and XV
11. Speed of Sound ft. Big Sean
12. Close the Door ft. Clinton Sparks

Featuring prodcution by Mike Posner, Seven, Clinton Sparks, 3OH!3 and more....

Download the Mike Posner - One Foot Out The Door mixtape HERE. [usershare via Elitaste]

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New music: USDA - "Look At Me" 

USDA,Young Jeezy

South haters, keep it moving - nothing for you to see here...

USDA - "Look At Me" [supashare stream/download mp3 link via Traps N Trunks]

I might pop a bottle just because TnT finally stopped using zshare!

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DJ Whoo Kid x Soulja Boy x DJ Scream - Cortez mixtape 

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em,mixtapes

Whoo Kid, DJ Scream, RadioPlanet and Rap Radar's latest blog assassin, Big Homie have been busy!

Download the DJ Whoo Kid x Soulja Boy x DJ Scream - Cortez mixtape HERE. [mediafire link via Radio Planet / RapRadar]

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DJ Whoo Kid x Lil Boosie x DJ Scream - Thug Passion mixtape 

Lil Boosie,mixtapes

My homegirl says this has a lot of the same tracks as another Thug Passion mixtape he did? What do I know....

Download the DJ Whoo Kid x Lil Boosie x DJ Scream - Thug Passion mixtape HERE. [mediafire link via RapRadar]


Related:

Lil Boosie
Video Interview with Maurice Garland. [via Traps N Trunks]

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New mixtape: Lil Wayne - No Ceilings 

Lil Wayne

In case you've been under a rock for the past 3 days....

Track listing:

01. Swag Surf
02. Ice Cream
03. D.O.A.
04. Skit feat. Gudda Gudda
05. Wasted
06. Watch My Shoes
07. Break Up feat. Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda
08. Banned From TV
09. Throw It In The Bag (Remix)
10. I Think I Love Her feat. Tyga & Shanell
11. Skit feat. Shanell
12. Wayne On Me
13. I’m Good feat. T- Streets
14. Poke Her Face feat. Jae Millz
15. Run This Town
16. I Got No Ceilings
17. Skit End
18. No Ceilings feat. Birdman
19. Oh Let’s Do It
20. Single
21. Sweet Dreams (Beyoncé Feat. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne)

Download the Lil Wayne - No Ceilings mixtape HERE. [mediafire link via hustleGRL who also did the cover artwork] <-- Update (11.1.09): official version with track list expanded by 4 songs!!!!

Sidebar: my download of this mixtape (not from the links above) had some annoying 'DropThatTrack.com' drops sprinkled throughout - are those supposed to be in there or did I download a bootleg version of this mixtape from someone who added those in?

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Kanye West - Glow In The Dark Tour Book Promo Video 



Produced by book photographer, Nabil Elderkin. Buy it via Amazon.com HERE.

[via RapRadar - sorry, Elliott/Bdot, but I'm gonna be swiping wild links from you today!]

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Video: Pill Live at the Levi's/FADER Fort NYC 



There's TONS of Pill live performance and radio interview video footage from his run through NYC for CMJ all over the hip hop internets. Just google it....

[swiped from Traps N Trunks, I think...]

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Music video: Gangsta Gibbs - “Boxframe Cadillac” 



Click HERE to read the interview Yours Truly, who shot this video in conjunction with the session Gibbs recorded for them, conducted - he says some pretty ig'nant sh-t!

Previously on The Kitchen:

Video: Freddie Gibbs Live at The Levi’s/FADER Fort NYC

DJ Skee pres. Freddie Gibbs - midwestgangstaboxframecadillilacmuzik mixtape


Online:

Yourstru.ly/

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Music: Masta Ace & EDO. G (A&E) - "Ei8ht Is Enough" 



"Wednesday, Court Dunn dropped a brand new music video for Masta Ace & EDO. G (A&E), as part of his 1 Shot Music Video series with NahRight.com."

This song and video are both super-fiya ("Ed O is hard (pause)" / "I can understand the ocean by looking at a raindrop"). Props to Court & Eskay.


Online:

Court Dunn's restless Films - myspace | youtube

[via MattC.]

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Music video: Tech N9ne - "Leave Me Alone" 



I like this song. I know dude's been grindin' for a long time now. How's his old material?

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Video: Three/21 & Best Of Both Offices pres. “The Wu-Massacre” Trailer Part I 



This is really cool!

"On December 22, Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface will be releasing one helluva an album. To promote this highly anticipated release, we proudly present “The Wu-Massacre” Part I of III Trailers inspired by the classic David Fincher flick “Se7en”. Enjoy!"

Yo, when exactly does Rik Cordero sleep though??

[via Steve-O]

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New remix: New Boyz "Turnt (Jam Master A - Jerkin House mix)" 

New Boyz



New Boyz "Turnt" (Jam Master A - Jerkin' House mix) by Jam Master A

This is only kind of semi to me but I'm on a jerk music run on the site today and I just saw this, so....

Click HERE for more details if you dig though.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Coming soon: Hollyweerd - The Mandatory Mandate 

More young boy hip hop. I've featured these cats before and tipped them to make noise a long time ago. Here's a trailer for their next project, The Mandatory Mandate - check it:



Wanna hear more? Download the Candy For Kleptos project HERE. [zshare download link]

These cats, Travis Porter, Rich Kid$, even Yung LA - I f-cks with the new school of ATL hip hop artists....


Online:

Hollyweerd
- website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace | Youtube | Vimeo

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The DJ Smallz Travis Porter x G Fresh - Totally Differenter Interview 



DJ Smallz on his grizzy!

Previously on The Kitchen:

Travis Porter feat. YT & ATL - “All The Way Turnt Up”



Online:

Travis Porter
- MySpace | Website

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DJ Smallz Interview with New Group, Krave 



I wouldn't normally bother with stuff like this, but Smallz has been killin' my inbox this past week with these things so I clicked this one out of curiosity and got taken in by a trio of very young but very cool and very cute women who quite possibly might be the new TLC? Am I too old to be making those kind of comments about these chicas?

Download:
Krave
- "Go Crazy" feat. Flo-Rida [mp3 links: yousendit | mediafire via google search]

BTW: does this song sample... "Toxic"??

Sidebar: shout to their manager (label?) DeVyne, wonder if he's still f-cking with Akon, Bu and the Konvict crew?


Online:

Krave
- myspace | twitter

DJ Smallz
- website | myspace

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Introducing new Def Jam artist YG! 

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Another kid out of the jerkin' scene. Check his music out:

YG - "Toot It & Boot It" [mp3 download links: radio | original | instrumental | yousendit]

Bonus:
Mikey oOo
- "Gas Me Up" [mp3 download links: radio | original | remix feat. YG, JoJoe]

More download links: "Gas Me Up" | "Gas Me Up (remix)" | "Toot It & Boot It" [yousendit links]

Read an LA Times article on the signing of YG to Def Jam HERE.

Sidebar: I dig it personally, but is jerkin' the new hyphy? (side-sidebar: I dug hyphy and snap music too!)


Online:

YG
- twitter | myspace

Mikey oOo - twitter | myspace

[mps courtesy Brian G. at FSMG / Pahdre at Musician Entourage]

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Video: The Ranger$ - Jerkin’ Is A Habit Vol. 1 (preview trailer) 



Ok we examined a few of the pillars of hip hop culture. Now let's get back to featuring some kids who represent the latest in and the future of hip hop music & culture:

"Starting out as a dance crew, The Ranger$ began posting up their Jerk videos to YouTube and the craze that is Jerk Music thus began. With their channel being viewed over 8 million times, the argument can easily be made that the video featuring their Jerk moves to the tune of the New Boyz “You’re a Jerk!” helped the movement break the glass ceiling.

Now it’s their time with the release of their first project
Jerkin’ Is A Habit Vol. 1 In Stores November 10th. With a full length album featuring some of the hottest names in the Jerk movement (Baby Dollz, JHawk, Indigo Vanity, Cliff Savage, Yong 3rd and more) the package also contains a 3 hour DVD of Behind the Scenes footage, Classic YouTube Videos and even Lessons on how to Jerk dance by the Ranger$ themselves.

Very few hip hop fans and critics remember that there are 4 elements of Hip Hop. Rapping, DJing, Graffiti and Dancing. In the midst of the gangsta movement that catapulted Hip Hop into the next realm, several of the elements seemed to fall on the wayside. Until the last few years, Hip hop dancing had yet to be embraced once again by the masses.
"

The Ranger$ Jerkin’ Is A Habit Vol. 1 is out on Nov. 10th.


Online:

The Ranger$
- website | myspace

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Classic NY Gang Documentary, Flyin' Cut Sleeves Finally Released on DVD 



I've mentioned this documentary on The Kitchen a couple times before. Why is that? I'm gonna put it to you like this: this is probably one of the top 5 most important movies related to hip hop & culture and history you could possibly watch. If you have any interest in getting some background on the gang culture of the late 60's/early 70's that hip hop was born out of, you need to watch this film immediately! And if you have any question as to the bona fides of the people who made this, FYI: Henry Chlafant, co-producer of of the classic graffitti documentary, Style Wars co-produced and co-directed this amazing portrait of Street Gang Presidents in the Bronx.

Here's the official promo plug:

"Portrait of the lives of street gang presidents in the Bronx over a 20-year period. A remarkable perspective on life in the ghetto.

Sleeping Dogs Films and MVD Visual are proud to announce the DVD release of
Flyin' Cut Sleeves on October 20th in North America. This 60-minute documentary was produced and directed by Henry Chalfant (of Style Wars fame) and Rita Fecher.

Flyin' Cut Sleeves, completed in 1993, portrays street gang presidents in the Bronx. The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the film's co-producer, who taught in a South Bronx school in the late 1960's and early 1970's, became intimately involved with the gangs, their leaders, and the leaders' families and began to document their lives. Their world was the streets, set against a backdrop of uprooted families, cultural alienation, drugs and violence.

Neighborhood teenagers responded by organizing into street groups known to the members as "families", but labeled in the most alarming terms as violent gangs by the press. In fact, the "families" had a stabilizing effect, enabling the youths to cope with their troubled environment. The political climate at the time, movements of national liberation and such organizations as the Black Panthers and Young Lords Party influenced the young gang leaders to aspire to be more than warriors and to become, to some degree, a positive force in their communities.

When Rita Fecher returned after twenty years to see what had become of her old friends, she found that they had stayed in the community of their youth, that they were deeply committed to improving conditions there and that they were engaged in helping their own children survive in the hazardous street environment. The documentation of these lives over a twenty-year period offers a remarkable perspective on life in the ghetto (spanning four generations), and the means that people devise to cope from the time that they are children to when they serve as parents and role models for a new generation.
"

Don't f-ck around, just rent or better yet, BUY the Flyin' Cut Sleeves DVD. It is ESSENTIAL viewing for anyone who claims to care or know about hip hop culture and history. You must learn!

(Thanks to See of Sound for the promo DVD...)


Online:

See of Sound | Henry Chalfant

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Truth & Soul present Ghetto Brothers - "Ghetto Brothers Power" (7" 45 re-issue) 

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Now this is that REAL sh-t. Note to labels and promo companies: please send me more stuff like this!!!!

Here's the plug:

"The Ghetto Brothers were a gang founded in New York City's South Bronx in the late 1960s. They eventually spread to much of the Northeastern United States. Like the Young Lords, they were involved in Puerto Rican nationalism, including, in the case of the Ghetto Brothers, an association with the then-new Puerto Rican Socialist Party. Ghetto Brothers founder Benjamin Melendez, who left the organization in 1976, was also known as a guitarist. He led a band, also known as the Ghetto Brothers, which included his late brother Victor Melendez on drums. They released one album in 1972, which had only informal, local distribution. In the past ten years, Power Fuerza, which has become shrouded with mystery, has fetched quadruple digits on ebay and become one of the most sought after New York records of all time.

Now one of the most enigmatic, purely New York records of all time is finally available to the masses. The Ghetto Brothers 45 "Ghetto Brothers Power" b/w "I Saw A Tear", which is a single taken off their full-length Power Fuerza LP has been polished up and re-mastered from the original record. "Ghetto Brother Power" is an anthemic powerhouse that reminds us how strong and influential the Ghetto Brothers message was. Complete with wah-wah guitar, gang vocals, congas, and hard-hitting drums, this tune has been on constant repeat at TRUTH & SOUL for a long time now. Side B, "I Saw A Tear" is a heart wrenching ballad that has that classic Ghetto Brothers sound."

Download:
Ghetto Brothers - "Ghetto Brothers Power" [yousendit mp3 download link]


Online:

The Ghetto Brothers - label website | website


Related:


I'm gonna do a post on the excellent, recently-released Flyin' Cut Sleeves DVD that features Benji Melendez of The Ghetto Bros. that I got a couple weeks back and just watched.

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Video: Jasiri X - "Dear Debra: A Letter to BET" 



I've been feeling the videos Jasiri's been making recently....

"This Episode is dedicated to the BET and their CEO Debra Lee. Dear Debra is a critical but loving letter exploring the possibilities of Black Entertainment Television. Episode 23 was produced by Kai Roberts and directed by Paradise the Arkitech of X-Clan. No ducks were harmed in the making of this video."

Updated (11.2.09)
: Black gossip site, Bossip.com totally plays themselves by completely misinterpreting the intent of Jasiri's video and trying to mock him but, indicating that they are a lot more smarter than the site editors are, their readers call them on it. There is hope after all! [grandgood via Davey D]


Online:

Real Talk Xpress

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Its a Felabration 2009 - Celebrating The Life & Music Of Fela Kuti 

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To end another edition of #WhiteBoyWednesday, I gotta bring it back to the Black and there's no more effective a way to do that than with the legendary afrobeat pioneer & superstar, Fela Kuti. If you don't know about Fela get familiar. Like NOW!

To celebrate the legacy of Fela, his incredible catalog has been reissued including a greatest hits collection called The Best of the Black President and there has been 'Felabrations' going on all over the US over the past month. There's only one left and that's going down in NYC this Halloween at The Shrine (which is perfect since Fela's legendary homebase/club in Nigeria was named The Shrine also).

Do yourself a favor though: stop reading and start listening and buying! To apply an oft-abused saying here, Fela is the truth!

Listen to an online stream of the full The Best of the Black President album on AOL HERE. [limited time only]

MP3 Downloads: "Zombie" and "Water No Get Enemy"

BTW: this post is not motivated by the blog ad FELA!, a new Broadway musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones based on the life & music of Fela Kuti that just re-opened, just bought here at The Kitchen. But you should go see it anyway! Don't believe me? See what Jay-Z and ?uestlove have to say about it. Then click the ad at the left or HERE to get discount tickets.

You're welcome....


Online:

Fela - Facebook | twitter | Knitting Factory records

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The CIA: Bigger Smack Dealers than Frank Lucas and 'Freeway' Ricky Ross Combined? 

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Afghan president, Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai has widely been suspected of being one of the country's leading opium (heroin) dealers.

Now comes a New York Times report today claiming he's also been on the CIA payroll for years! Ergo, ipso facto....


Semi-related:

The C.I.A. Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets and other Social Media Networks. [Wired]

So if the posts come to a sudden halt at The Kitchen, you'll know what happened!

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CBS Video: Taliban Massacres Women and Children in Marketplace Attack 



At least 100 civilians are feared dead. Read more via Voice of America HERE.

WTF??!? Sh-t is looney tunes out in the Middle East right now....

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CBS Video: Deadly Coordinated Taliban Attacks Today in Lead-Up to the Afghan Run-Off Election 



Nuts....

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AP video: 50 cent Goes Gangster in Dead Man Running 



The plug:

"50 Cent teams up with Danny Dyer to cause some trouble in crime thriller Dead Man Running. In his British movie debut, 50 gives the lowdown on playing a violent gangland loan shark."

Why is 50 in a British gangster flick??

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Introducing new artist, OB... 

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Another Canuck dude, this time from Steeltown!

"Where the Money At"
feat. Peedi Crakk & Styles P

Bonus:
Al Be - "Walk On By" feat. OB, Naledge & 88 Keys

Ya f-cks with him?


Online:

OB
- blog | myspace | twitter | youtube

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Swollen Members - “Cross Fire” Feat. Talib Kweli, Krondon, Phil Da Agony & Tre Nyce 

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The plug:

""Cross Fire" appears on Swollen Members’ new album, Armed To The Teeth, which features guest appearances by Tech N9ne, Everlast and Slaine from La Coka Nostra, Glasses Malone, and Talib Kweli.

"When we found out there was a chance we could get Talib Kweli on a track we jumped at the opportunity," commented Prevail. "We linked up with Talib, as well as Krondon and Phil The Agony, when we recorded the track. We have the highest respect for all three of those artists and I think the track is a classic example of the lost art of the posse cut."
"

Swollen Members - “Cross Fire” feat. Talib Kweli, Krondon, Phil Da Agony & Tre Nyce | bonus: “Kyla” [zshare stream/download mp3 links]


Online:

Swollen Members
- myspace

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More music from Mike Schpitz... 

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The plug:

"In preparation for the release of my new project, the 9th Wonder-produced Love Potion Number 9th: The Hangover, I am dropping the first two exclusives, "Blow It Out" and "Let It Go." "Blow It Out" is an ode to two of my good friends as well as the average 9 to 5'er who just isn't quite where he/she wants to be in their life whether it's work, a relationship or monetarily.

"Let It Go" features my crew The Only Ones/The League of Ordinary Gentlemen members, Adullessence, Large Marge and Stik Figa.
Love Potion Number 9th: The Hangover is an A Side/B Side mixtape that features 8 songs from the original Love Potion and 8 songs from The Hangover portion. All 16 tracks are produced and borrowed by 9th Wonder.

Also, my debut album with Phys Edison,
Sunday Drive is now available for purchase on Itunes and several other stores. If you enjoyed the album, PLEASE purchase a copy. The Itunes version includes two bonus remixes that were not featured on the free download version. Love Potion Number 9th: The Hangover is sponsored by FlawlessHustle.com, RefinedHype.com and Chicago sneaker boutique, AKIN and will be available for download November 17th via RefinedHype.com. There will also be a listening party for Love Potion on November 14th at AKIN(1313 S Halsted) across from UIC. Free copies of the mixtape will be available as well. I hope to see everyone there."

Download:

"Blow It Out" | "Let It Go" feat. Adullessence, Large Marge and Stik Figa [usershare mp3 download links]

And from last week:
3rd leak from the Flawless Hustle presents Money Isn't Real mixtape: "Money Talks" (prod. by THX) [zshare]


Online:

Mike Schpitz aka LoveJones
- website | myspace | facebook | twitter | BUY Sunday Drive on Itunes HERE.

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Music From CunninLynguists' Strange Journey Volume Two 

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Here's the plug:

"Emcees Natti and Deacon The Villain wax poetic on the lack of substance in today’s culture and how it impacts the youth. Produced by Kno, CunninLynguists‘ “To Be For Real” is the third leak from Strange Journey Volume Two, the second installment of this year’s double release from the trio.

CunninLynguists’ newest project is set to be released on November 3rd. Guests include E-40, Evidence,Sean Price, Tonedeff, Geologic of Blue Scholars, Freddie Gibbs, Substantial, Poison Pen and more with production from J-Zone and Blue Sky Black Death.

Similar to
Volume One, Strange Journey Volume Two is also almost entirely produced by Kno and features 70+ minutes of brand new music. The trio will be supporting the release by embarking on a 28 city tour starting November 10th."

Download music from Strange Journey Volume Two:
"To Be For Real" | “Running Wild" (feat. E-40 & Evidence) | Substantial“THE W.W.K.Y.A. Tour (Remix)” (feat. Extended Famm)

[direct mp3 links via HERE / HERE - right click and save as]


Online:


CunninLynguists | QN5 music

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New music: Main Course - "Fresh Air" 

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Main Course - "Fresh Air" (prod. by Kid Hum) [usershare mp3 download link]


Online:

Main Course
- twitter

Kid Hum - twitter

[via Rock the Dub]

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The Doppelgangaz - "Good Hygiene/ Timbuktu" Maxi Single 

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DJ Pack (Main mixes, Acapellas, Instrumentals and a bonus Remix of "Timbuktu") for the latest single by The Doppelgangaz.

Track List:
01. Good Hygiene
02. Timbuktu
03. Timbuktu (Remix)
04. Good Hygiene (Acapella)
05. Good Hygiene (Instrumental)
06. Timbuktu (Acapella)
07. Timbuktu (Instrumental)

Download it HERE. [mediafire link]


Online:

The Doppelgangaz
- website | myspace

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Music video: Classified – "Quit While You’re Ahead" feat. Choclair, Maestro & Moka Only 



[via 2dbz]

Related:

Classified on the cover of Urbanology Magazine.

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R.A. The Rugged Man – "Bad Biology (So You Wanna Make A Movie)" 

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R.A. The Rugged Man
"Bad Biology (So You Wanna Make A Movie)" [zshare mp3 stream download]

Track not on his Legendary Classics album that dropped two weeks ago.


Online:

R.A. The Rugged Man
- myspace | twitter

[via grandgood]

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Video: Buck 65 - "Pants On Fire" 



You already know what it is. I thought I'd give it another go and to start this week, there's probably no one more in hip hop more white than this dude! Why is this video giving me Charles Hamilton vibes? Props in advance to Grandgood for much of the stuff I'm about to post - dude is almost defacto executing on my idea of a blog focused solely on white hip hop. Props also to Dafna for joining the movement too!

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50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct, The Movie (Official Trailer) 



"Here is the official trailer for Before I Self Destruct the movie, directed by 50 cent which will be included with his Before I Self Destruct album in stores Nov 23rd."

Pre-Order Before I Self Destruct on itunes HERE.

[video via Yahoo! Video / Thisis50.com]

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New Hip Hop Battle: Blak Roc vs. Black Rock! 

Dame Dash and The Black Keys' Blak Roc project (alleged official first single: RZA & Pharoahe Monch - "Dollars & Sense"):



vs.

Onyx's Black Rock ("Black Rock (U Kno Wht It Iz)" music video):



Sticky Fingaz breaks down the conflict from his point of view HERE. Fredro Starr from his, HERE.

I ain't gonna front: I kinda like both projects!


Online:

Blak Roc
- website

Onyx - website

[via TRF / Grand Good]

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Video: Eminem x Mos Def x Black Thought x DJ Premier - BET Hip Hop Awards Cipher #3 



As I said on twitter, this was the best of the three ciphers by far. This is master MC's, right here! Mos and Thought both rip it no doubt, but Em?!! Good grief!!! [via 2dbz]


More:

Video: Nicki Minaj x Joe Budden x Buckshot x Crown Royyal x DJ Premier - BET Hip Hop Awards Cipher #1. [2dopeboyz]

Video: KRS-One x Wale x Nipsey Hu$$le x Gsan x DJ Premier - BET Hip Hop Awards Cipher #2. [2dopeboyz]

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Music video: Dorrough - "Wired To The T" 



This dude had a performance on the BET Hip Hop Awards - I didn't realize that "Ice Cream Paint Job" record was that big! He was kinda semi frankly. In fact the whole awards was kind of meh! Not sure this follow-up is gonna do it for this kid but what do I know? Agree?


Online:

Dorrough
- twitter | myspace

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Famous - Goddess Girl: The Movie [Scene 4: "The Declaration"] 



You've heard this one before but here's the scene it goes with!

Famous - "The Declaration" (Produced by Burd & Keyz) [zshare mp3 download]


Previously:

Famous
- Goddess Girl: The Movie [Scene 3: "Hater's Eulogy"]


Online:

Goddess Girl - website

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New Idle Warship x Mick Boogie - Party Robot mixtape 

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Note from Idle Warship about their new mixtape:

"Idle Warship welcomes you to our first full length offering, Party Robot. This started out as a path to musical freedom. When we established Idle Warship, we did it for us. Now that we are giving you this music, Idle Warship no longer belongs to us, it belongs to the world. We don’t believe in labels for music. Labels make stop you from hearing something before you listen to it. We appreciate those who have taken this journey with us without judgment and enjoyed the ride. To everyone who purchased our music on iTunes and anyone who has bought a ticket to an Idle Warship show, this is for you. All my party robots stand up!"

Download the Idle Warship x Mick Boogie - Party Robot mixtape HERE | download link HERE for the mixtape with alt. artwork

Idle Warship is Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Nobel.


Online:

Idle Warship
- myspace | Year of the Blacksmith

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New music: Karen O and the Kids - "Home (remix)" feat Prophit 

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Unlikely remix of a track, "Hideaway" (renamed "Home" here) from the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the Kids by the rapper, Prophit. Now this is hip hop: creative and progressive...

Download: Karen O and the Kids - "Home (remix)" feat Prophit [yousendit mp3 link]


Online:

Where the Wild Things Are
- MySpace | website

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Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 100 (Hosted by DJ Drama) 

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Mixtape mixed by DJ Noodles.

Track listing:

1. Gucci Mane Feat. Usher – Spotlight
2. Timbaland Feat. Jay-Z & Keri Hilson – Rumors
3. Illaj – Airplane (Prod By Young Asap)
4. 50 Cent – Crime Wave
5. Tone Trump – Get On (Trump Life Album Out Now)
6. Sic Osyrus – Let Me Talk To U (Prod By Drawzilla for IMG)
7. Young Jeezy – Trap Or Die 2
8. Nino Bless & Nickelus F – Fire
9. Miz – Oh My God (Bacardi) Prod By Nemisis
10. AC Feat. NYOIL, Laison & J-Hype – Only Believe
11. St. Laz – Coast 2 Coast Weekly 24 (Prod By Steve King)
12. Wordsmith – The Vintage Spot (Prod By Strada)
13. AC – Your So Lame
14. Eaztland Feat. Shawty Lo – Foot Work
15. Greenvillian Mike - Jammin
16. Proper T – Fly
17. Akir – You’re the One
18. Tarvoria – Trendsetta
19. Napalm the Don – Heart Of The Midwest
20. Deuce D. – Money hungry Freestyle
21. Rox – If I Should Die Tonight
22. Mr. Evil Feat Rasheed & Snow White Tha Product – Gotta Go
23. Dubby ft Travis Porter & Tyler Gary - F.A.I.C.B (Prod by Trapademic)
24. The RM – Never Let Me Go
25. DJ Drama - Outro


Download or stream Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 100 (Hosted by DJ Drama) HERE.

Congrats to Coast 2 Coast on reaching 100 mixtapes and still going strong!

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New music: Soulja Boy – "Play Ball" feat. Drake 

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Dunno about Soulja Boy being the "greatest rapper of the century" (!), but I do like this record:

Soulja Boy"Play Ball" feat. Drake (prod. Boi-1da) [yousendit mp3 download link]

This track is from an upcoming Soulja Boy mixtape with DJ Woogie.

[via 2dbz]

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New music: Lil Wayne - "Run This Town" 



Another leak from Wayne's forthcoming No Ceilings mixtape dropping on Halloween.

Lil Wayne - "Run this Town (Freestyle)" [mp3 download links: yousendit | usershare via illRoots.com]

Wayne haters: are you honestly claiming he doesn't destroy this beat??

Related:


Joell Ortiz"Run This Town (Freestyle)" [usershare mp3 link]

So who rips it better? This post might encapsulate the debate that has raged in hip hop for the past 2-3 years!

[mixtape trailer via Semtex]

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Video: Melanie Fiona - Subway Series (Canada) 



This is such a great idea and she's such a talent. Even if her debut album, The Bridge doesn't go, this girl will be a star eventually. Mark my words!

Previously on The Kitchen:

Video: Melanie Fiona – Subway Series [NYC]

[spotted via 2dopeboyz]

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CBS video: Fourteen Americans Killed In Afghanistan 



Wow. Even CBS has now booked a military analyst with a decidedly 'frosty' attitude towards Obama's deliberations on what comes next on Afghanistan. Why does every Obama-unfriendly pundit claim he's had 10 months to figure out Afghanistan when they know the recent election there completely changed the gameplan options?

Related from The Kitchen: Rachel Maddow & Major General Paul Eaton ETHER Dick Cheney!

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Video: Chris Brown - "I Can Transform Ya" feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz 

Chris Brown - New Music - More Music Videos


Non-US viewers, watch this video HERE! [note to MTV and related rights holders: we can watch the trailer but not the actual full video?? Now that's a real cock tease, pause! The internet has rendered your archaic copyright law obsolete. Sort this sh-t out so your business model reflects 2009, not 1979!!!]

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New mixtape: Freeway x Benja Styles - The Calm Before the Storm 

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Rappers really do love their Gucci, huh?

Download the Freeway x Benja Styles - The Calm Before the Storm mixtape HERE. [zshare link via The Freeway Change]

Bonus:

Freeway
- "When I Rap" from yet another mixtape coming called Freelapse. [zshare mp3 link]


Online:

Freeway - website | myspace | twitter

Benja Styles - website | msypace | twitter | facebook


[via Calamity Jane / Benja Styles]

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New music: Shawty Lo feat. Ludacris, Gucci Mane & The-Dream - "Atlanta, GA" 

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See what I mean! Now the beat on this tribute to the A sounds like an ATL beat. That being said, it is kinda predictable but solid....

Shawty Lo feat. Ludacris, Gucci Mane & The-Dream - "Atlanta, GA" [yousendit mp3 download link via mp3waxx.com]

Also, didn't Luda kind of already make this record??

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New music: Supastar LT feat. Kardinal Offishall & Red Cafe - "I Love My City" 

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C'mon! You didn't really think I'd post this with a pic of Supastar LT, did you??

Supastar LT feat. Kardinal Offishall & Red Cafe - "I Love My City" [yousendit mp3 download link]

I think this track sounds cool but these dudes are from Boston, Toronto and NYC respectively. So why are they rapping over a track that sounds like something from the A or Miami??

Click the 'Supastar LT' tag below for more from this new cat on The Kitchen previously.


Previously:

Rihanna - "Russian Roulette (remix)" feat. Kardinal Offishall

[via 1 Love T.O.]

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Music from Kid Sister's Ultraviolet album 

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Do people still care about Kid Sister?? If so, her album is finally coming 11.17.09. Here a track (with remix by Kingdom) from it:






Online:

Kid Sister - myspace

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Music video: 3Oh!3 feat. Katy Perry - “Starstrukk” 



Put this in your mixes between the Lady Gaga, LMFAO and David Guetta tracks! I'm not kidding though: I think this needs a Wayne or Drake verse....


Related:

Katy Perry
's MTV Unplugged CD + DVD set is dropping on 11.17.09 - check out a trailer for it HERE.

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Music video: Triple C's - "Erryday" feat. Young Jeezy 



From the Custom Cars & Cycles, album in stores TOMORROW (October 27th)!


Bonus:

The Runners'
new artist Bali is on the album. Here's a freestyle from him. [usershare mp3 link via The Maguire]

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SalaamRemi.com presents CJ & DJ Driis - The Package mixtape 



If you have to ask who Salaam Remi is, stop reading this site now! (OK, go read this then.)

DJ Driis is British actor, Idris Elba best know for playing Stringer Bell on The Wire who is apparently also pretty serious about his DJ and music hustle. This dude CJ I know nothing about except he's from B'more but if you click HERE, you may learn more. Somehow I'm guessing this is not a mixtape of B'more club music though!

Download the SalaamRemi.com presents CJ & DJ Driis - The Package mixtape HERE. [mediafire download link]


Online:

Salaam Remi
- website | myspace

DJ Driis - website | myspace

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Video: DJ Tone Capone Mixing with One Turntable and his iPhone! 

More fly DJ sh*t....



Kinda crazy!

Click HERE for more info on Tone Capone.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff: New Michael Jackson Tribute Mixtape & DJ/Production Video 



OK, as if you needed the evidence, but now that you've see what Jeff can do on the DJ set and production tip, what else would prevent you from downloading his new Michael Jackson x Undrcrwn - He’s the King, I’m the DJ mixtape now??

Download it HERE. [mediafire link via Cityonmyback.com]

[video via Grand Good / Crate kings]

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Music Video: Stalley - "The Autobiography" 



First video from the Madstalley: The Autobiography project.

Download it HERE. [sahrebee link via GFCNewYork]

Props to Mickey n crew....

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Video Trailer: Chris Brown - "I Can Transform Ya" feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz 



Video Premieres TOMORROW (Tuesday October 27th) 6AM EST. This looks like its gonna be SICK but can this dude save what's left of his career?

[via IllRoots.com]

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Movie: Beat Makers (Full version) 



The plug:

"Beat Makers a 90 minute independent documentary, charts the never ending hustle of up and coming as well as seasoned producers. Filmed inside their in home studios, these hungry musicians aspire to obtain more equipment, sell their hot tracks, and, of course, make a name for themselves in the competitive music industry.

The movie follows a plethora of track masters in various stages of their careers including newcomer Justin "J Dot" Moyd, a 23 year college student who nears graduation, as he assembles his production center, works with aspiring recording artists and puts together his first professional demo package. We also see a group of savvy producers combine their collective efforts called 'Battery Five' discuss their trials and tribulations and their relentless pursuit to create a "movement" and be recognized in such a tumultuous business.

The film provides a behind the scenes forum for composers to get a lot off their chests and discuss their unbridled passion for making music all with a steadfast belief that the 'next' track will be the one to take them to the 'next' level!
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Online:


BUY Beat Makers at Amazon.com HERE.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Music video: Belly - "Hot Girl" feat. Snoop Dogg 



T.dot-orientated!

Bonus:

Download Belly - "So Gone" mp3 from the DJ Smallz x Belly - Back for the First Time mixtape HERE. [zshare]

Update: download the DJ Smallz x Belly - Back for the First Time mixtape HERE. [usershare]


Online:

Belly
- twitter | website | myspace | facebook

[via 1 Love T.O. / Lola]

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I Teach Y'All How To Stunt: Dior Homme Sneakers 

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FIYA!

[via the.LIFE Files]

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Video: DJ Craze - Roc Raida Tribute LIVE 



Footage from the Roc Raida Tribute - Tableturns Reunion at B.B King's.

[via Rock the Dub]

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